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Nov 12, 2015

Explaining Your Math: Unnecessary at Best, Encumbering at Worst
Common Core-era rules that force kids to diagram their thought processes are often just plain silly.

It is big part of Common Core Math, explain your thought process. Does it really show learning or is it, as this article suggest, just silly.

Want To Make A School Better? Get Kids To Show Up
Students who miss 15 or 20 days of school a year may never catch up. The Department of Education is looking for prevention ideas, and one Baltimore school could provide some.

Showing up is 80% in life, so the quote goes. The same can be said for schools. See how one principal in a Baltimore school turned around a troubled school by emphasizing being there.

Recognizing Great High Schools By What They Actually Do
When schools and communities focus resources and efforts on closing the opportunity gaps, they should be recognized, supported and applauded. They should also serve as models for those who wish to engage in true school improvement.

Test-based policies have been unsuccessful in driving greater learning. Now emerging ideas are now breathing new life into more expansive and progressive concepts of what a great school should be. Take a look.

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